This film has Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow, and was the only one that showed him with the power to cloud men's minds, to make himself unseen. It has the look of a TV show, and is reported to have been conceived as a series pilot. The makers decided to release it as a movie, to be shown in theaters, instead. None of the characters from the radio show, other than Lamont Cranston, appear in this story. It's most fun when he uses his mind clouding ability to vanish. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: the shadow, lamont cranston, adventure, mystery, whodunit, crime, invisible, shadow, Richard Derr,...
American Flyer Smilin' Jack Martin, works with Chinese government to stop the Black Samurai, a Japanese covert spy ring, lead by the German operative Fraulein von Teufel. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: serial, cliff hanger
This version has improved video quality, and is minus the glitches in the other copy here at IA Murders in a London lodging house. An ensemble cast features Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanaugh, Heather Angel, Bruce Lester, Miles Mander and Turhan Bey in his first film role. Directed by D Ross Lederman. Released in 1941. Complete print ( 1 reviews ) Topics: mysteries, whodunits, old dark house, Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanaugh, Heather Angel, Bruce Lester,...
Demir Pence Korsan Adam (Iron Claw The Pirate) is a wild Turkish movie from 1969. Our hero The Pirate battles a baddie who appears to be Fantomas. There is tons of action- there are numerous fights and even a little belly dancing. The opening scene is not to be missed- a sultry Turkish dancer does the hoochie-koochie while the backup band (who resembles a Turkish Iron Butterfly) plays some great organ-based background music. This movie is for lovers of cult cinema and old Turkish movies. It was... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Turkish, superhero, cult, Kilink, movies, psychotronic, Fantomas, cinema, weird, belly, dancing,...
From IMDB:When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The Muranians have developed technology and weaponry such as television and ray guns. Their rich supply of radium draws unscrupulous speculators from the surface. The peaceful civilization of the Muranians is corrupted by the greed from above, and it becomes Autry's task to... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Musical, Sci-Fi, Western, Serial
Happy Jack is a wandering singer who looks exactly like a test pilot for an experimental plane who has disappeared, and everyone from foreigh spies to government agents and the pilot's sister are chasing him. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Phil Reagan, Evelyn Venable, Jed Prouty, Jonathan Hale
Baytekin Fezada Carpinsanlar is a Turkish sci-fi film from 1967. This is a very amusing and low-budget movie that's sure to please fans of cult, psychotronic or old Turkish films. This is a grand space opera whose laser beams are accomplished by scratching on the film with a pin, whose monsters are realized by covering extras in burlap sacks, where the illusion of two people talking to each other via view screen is pulled off by having the two parties stand on either side of a view screen... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Turkish, weird, science, fiction, psychotronic, cult, vintage, sci-fi, Plan 9, Flash Gordon
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028667/ The girlfriend of Captain Drummond has been kidnapped by an enemy of Drummond who seeks revenge. But Drummond (John Howard) and his friend Colonel Nielsen (John Barrymore) at once follow his trail.. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Bulldog Drummond, suspense, mystery, Barrymore
The very first Sherlock Holmes film. About a minute long, this features Holmes confused by a disappearing bandit. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, mutoscope, baffled, mystery, arcade film machines, historical
A town is shocked when a high school girl commits suicide. A reporter and a cop team up to investigate and find out exactly what is going on among the youth of the town. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Romance
This was the first film shown at the RKO Roxy Theater. An awkward love triangle is created when a publisher (Howard) encounters a moral speed bump and engages in an affair with an open-minded artist (Harding) while married to a stodgy suburbanite (Loy). Complicating matters is the tendency of the mistress to play the role of unassuming wife while inelegant and deceptive wife acts as the mistress. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Drama, Leslie Howard
AKA "The worst western ever made" Chief Yellow Shirt (Ray Danton) is hunting down white men because they broke a treaty. He and all three of his braves find a small squad of U.S. soldiers and take after them. Among the soldiers is a mountain man (Dewitt Lee) who is attacked by a bear (in the funniest scene in the movie) and left for dead. He eventually gains consciousness and starts fighting off the Indians while trying to catch up with the soldiers. Eventually, both sides are killed... ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Western
A serial killer appears to be on the loose in London and Sherlock Holmes assists Inspector Gregson of Scotland Yard in the investigation. Holmes is brought into the case when Maude Fenwick asks him to investigate her father, Sir George Fenwick, who has been acting very oddly of late. Holmes had seen him in a hotel bar a few nights before with a very attractive and mysterious woman. - IMDB Description ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Basil Rathbone, Movie Powder, avi
"White Sun of the Desert" (Beloye solntse pustyni). It is the Soviet film, easterly "western". In the movie narrate about adventures of Red Army man Fyodor Sukhov. He rescues from gangster Abdullah its harem in days of civil war. One of the most known films in the history of the Soviet cinema. Many critics and spectators name this film as "cult movie". Phrases of heroes of a film have steadily entered into colloquial Russian. Director: Vladimir Motyl Authors of the... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Soviet film, USSR, eastern, gangsters, garem, Red Army, desert, RussTV
A former government assassin flees a mind-control program in the Philippines, pursued by his ex-partner, the local police and Asian gangsters (from IMDB) ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Thriller, Leslie Nielsen, Nancy Kwan
Starring: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle - Mr. Rough Buster Keaton - Gardener/Delivery Boy/Cop Don't eat at this guy's place... (Although, I have to admit, I got a kick out of the way this guy slices potatoes! Don't try any of these antics at home, people!) You can read about this film on its IMDb page. ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Silent, Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle
Eight strangers are invited by a mysterious unknown host to spend the night in a penthouse apartment. The eight (5 men, 3 women) are wined, dined, then greeted by their host's voice via a radio broadcast. The voice announces that before the night is over each one will be systematically murdered unless they manage to outwit their ninth guest Death. Based on the mystery novel The Invisible Host (1930) by husband-wife team of Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning. Directed by Roy William Neill. 1934... ( 4 reviews ) Topic: murder mystery
"Microfisica" (in English "Microphysics") is a Spanish 17 minutes fiction short film directed by Joan Carles Martorell and produced by Toni Verd, starring Cristina Gamiz and Ruben Ametlle. It was shot in high definition video in Chicago and Barcelona. The original music was composed and produced by Ferran Cruixent and performed by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra. "Microphysics" premiered in the official section of the Gijon International Film Festival, has been... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: microfisica, remix, chicago, barcelona, joan carles martorell, toni verd, ruben ametlle, cristina...
The show inspired by Joe Riley and his Hypnotic Eye and Rockula and his Theatre for the Insane is back! This time Her Majesty's best secret agent, a real "Saint", lives and lets die as he is mashed up in a weird world with Mantan Moreland in King of the Zombies! Gadzooks! I've lost my mind! Enjoy the show! ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Bela Lugosi, boris karloff, king, of, the, zombies, live, and.let, die, roger, moore, sean,...
Legendarily awful girly exploitation flick. Cheesier than a Wisconsin dairy products expo. Features no one you will want to see again, except for the moose. So there are moose in Africa. Who knew? (Not to be confused with the "The Wild Women of Wongo"). Directed by Norman Dawn. Released in 1951. Complete print ( 2 reviews ) Topics: exploitation, comedies, jungle jills, African moose, mixed wrestling, leopard skin bikinis
Except for the fact that it stars Arch Hall, Jr., who's as cute as a warthog and as convincing an actor as Tor Johnson, this is a fairly entertaining little jukebox musical. Bud Eagle comes to Hollywood from Spearfish, South Dakota, signs with a sleazy agent, and becomes a big star. There's also a cute girl who can't act a lick, and a heavy in the form of Steak, played by Cash Flagg (really Ray Dennis Steckler, who directed). There's also some interesting camera work now and then (Vilmos... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Arch Hall, Sr., Arch Hall, Jr., Ray Dennis Steckler, juke box musical, musical, rock and roll,...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028668/ Starring Ray Milland as Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond has just returned to England. As he is driving home in the dark, a young woman jumps out in front of his car. He misses her, but she falls to the ground. As he tries to revive her, he hears a shout for help, then gunshots. As he goes to investigate, the woman drives away with Drummond's car. He is soon able to trace her to nearby Greystone Manor, and when he goes there to meet her, she urges him to help... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Bulldog Drummond, action, mystery, spy
Young female models are being strangled inexplicably. Will law enforcement be able to stop the crime wave before more women become victims? You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. John Carradine .... Gaston Morrell Jean Parker .... Lucille Nils Asther .... Inspector Lefevre Ludwig Stössel .... Jean Lamarte (as Ludwig Stossel) George Pembroke .... Inspector Renard Teala Loring .... Francine Sonia Sorel .... Renee Henry Kolker .... Deschamps ( 5 reviews ) Topics: 1940s, murder, horror, John Carradine
Archer Coe has been found dead in his locked bedroom. The cops consider it suicide, but Philo believes otherwise. When the Coroner shows up, he finds that Archer had been hit with a blunt object, stabbed and shot - making suicide unlikely. When the evidence points to his brother, Brisbane is found stabbed to death in the closet. Archer had a number of enemies, any one of which would have been glad to knock him off, but which one did and how did the murder occur in a room looked from the inside.... ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Philo Vance, William Powell, Michael Curtiz, SS Van Dine: Locked room mystery
The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes stars the British Arthur Wontner, today a forgotten interpreter of Holmes who would soon be overshadowed by the glossy American productions starring the illustrious Basil Rathbone, for some people the greatest Holmes ever. Plot: Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wontner) and Dr. Watson (Ian Fleming) come out of retirement to investigate a mysterious murder. They find that a group of coalminers, called The Scowlers, are caught up in the mystery, along with the treacherous... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Thriller
This is a pair of old Russian color films, with music and sound effects dubbed in. It's like the 3-stooges, but in color... and Russian. If anyone knows more or can read the title, please ad a comment. ( 6 reviews )
From IMDB: France, 18th century. Lieutenant Andre Duvalier (Jack Nicholson) has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman (Sandra Knight) and asks her for directions to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, doesn't even greet him and walks away. Eventually she takes him towards the sea, where she disappears in rough water. Andre loses consciousness while trying to follow her, and is attacked by... ( 7 reviews )
NOTE: THIS FILM IS SEPERATED INTO 4 FILES Death Rides A Horse, in public domain, this version is panned and scanned. first three vids are direct rips from dvd, '.vob' extension renamed '.mpg', fourth vid was cropped to exclude copyrighted content which was attached to the ending (distributor logo etc.), it was reformatted into mpg2. According to wikipedia this film is originally in Italian, no doubt dubbed for the American release. For more information on public domain films, where to watch... ( 8 reviews )
Rare Sherlock Holmes film starring Raymond Massey as SHerlock Holmes. Lyn Harding who plays Dr Rylot later appeared as Moriarty in "Silver Blaze"/"Murder at the Baskervilles." ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Raymond Massey
Betmen Yarasa Adam is a crazy and low-budget Turkish superhero movie from 1973. It certainly portrays the Caped Crusader in a different light than westerners are used to seeing. He's a smirky, big-haired guy who smokes, uses a gun, frequents strip clubs (with Robin in tow), roughs up women, and habitually screws around behind his girlfriend's back. There is a cat-petting villain who resembles Blofeld. The film has a little mild nudity, so be forewarned. The film is in pretty so-so condition. In... ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Turkish, weird, psychotronic, Kilink, cult, vintage, Batman, sci-fi, superhero
This adaptation of an Ellery Queen mystery concerns the theft of a rare Chinese stamp (the Mandarin of the title), which takes place in a hotel with several shifty characters and an hysterical manager (the priceless Franklin Pangborn). The mystery, such as it is, concerns both the stamp theft and two murders, and shows Ellery and his father the Inspector as a team rubbing together just enough to solve the case. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Mystery
Mutt and Jeff play Sherlock Holmes style detectives on the trail of the mysterious "Phantom". Originally release in 1926, this film was hand coloured in the early 1930s and re-released. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Mutt and Jeff, Sherlock Holmes, Colourised by Hand
Buck Rogers (1939) re-edited from serial to feature format and re-released for theatrical distribution in 1953; an American soldier suspended in time wakes up to find himself in the futuristic world of the year 2500. Updated: I've corrected the title, it took two very obvious reviews for me to realize it should be "Planet Outlaws" not "Plant Outlaws". In my defense I am the product of a North Carolina public school. ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Buck Rogers, Sci FI
Cruising the galaxy in his space ship "The Orbit Jet" Space Ranger, Rocky Jones (Richard Crane), Vena Ray (Sally Mansfield), Winky (Scotty Beckett) and 10 year-old Bobby (Robert Lyden) defend the Earth and themselves against space-bound evil doers. On the planet Ophesus, Rocky is involved in contentious negotiations with Cleolanta (Patsy Parsons), iron-fisted dictator/queen of this world. Along with Rocky are his co-pilot Winky and diplomat Drake (Charles Meredith), who is... ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Family, Sci-Fi
It's supposed to be cutting edge science: a diving bell that can descend the depths of the ocean. However, when a cable snaps, the crew fears that they may perish inside. After the crew leaves the bell to explore, they soon find a large network of caves and a survivor who has been there for over a decade. The survivor reveals the horrible truth: there is no way to get out of the caves. Or is there a way? You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: underwater, cavern, 1950s
aka "Dracula", "Dracula's Castle", "Dracula: The Movie","Cemetery Girls", "Vampire Playgirls", "Cemetery Tramps", "Enter Dracula" and "Dracula's Virgin Lovers. Stranger's arrive at Castle Dracula and are greeted by a stocky, sad Count Dracula (Paul Naschy). Another European attempt to imitate the Hammer formula for horror, the plot is most similar to "Dracula, Prince of Darkness", with the most notable... ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Count, Dracula, Great, Love, Castle, horror, sci-fi, romance, cemetery, tramps, vampires, Paul...
NOTE: DESCRIPTION CORRECTED. This is about a crime fighting newspaperman. Brad McKay, played by Lee Tracy, whom I have never heard of, works with the police to solve a case involving $100k and some murders. He is wisecracking and thinks his way, rapidly, out of the surprises. Visit: VintageNewscast.com ( 11 reviews ) Topics: the pay off, vintage
While preparing to marry his fiancee (for the umpteenth time!), Drummond discovers that there is a treasure buried somewhere in the secret passageways beneath his ancient British estate. When England's most-noted history professor reveals this to Drummond, he is invited to stay at the manor house. He is murdered before he can figure out the meaning of the ancient cypher, and Drummond & Co. have to discover it AND the murderer. A VERY interesting story, with secret passageways, ancient... ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Bulldog Drummond, mystery, suspense